2018-2019 WSO State Tournament Schedule of Events

NOTES: Division B has now moved to the 23/28 Event Format for this tournament season. The events being run at the Wisconsin State Tournament are listed below with links to events not contained in the national rules manual.

The WSO Board of Directors has added and substituted events for both Div B and C in an effort to provide the best Science Olympiad experience for our teams in Wisconsin. Rules for events not in the national manual are below. We cannot edit the national manual, so there will be some event rules there that we will not run at the Wisconsin State Tournament, although invitational and regional tournaments may still have these additional events.

Team Numbers for the State Tournament will be published at the
State Tournament page after the completion of Regional tournaments. 

Event Resources can be found at soinc.org or by clicking more info below.
Be sure to check any
rules clarifications or FAQs at the National Science Olympiad site.


WSO Division B Event Categories 2019

Life Science

Anatomy and Physiology

Disease Detectives

Water Quality

Herpetology

Heredity

Picture This*

Earth Science

Meteorology

Dynamic Planet

Road Scholar

Geocaching*

Solar System

Fossils

Chemistry and Physics

Density Lab 

Crime Busters

Potions and Poisons

Circuit Lab

Thermodynamics

Amazing Mechatronics*

Technology

Battery Buggy

Boomilever

Elastic Launched Glider

Roller Coaster

Aerial Scramble*

inquiry

Experimental Design

Game On

Write It Do It

Mystery Architecture

Code Busters*


WSO Division C Event Categories 2019

Life Science

Anatomy and Physiology

Disease Detectives

Water Quality

Herpetology

Designer Genes

Food Science*

Earth Science

Astronomy

Dynamic Planet

GeoLogic Mapping

Fossils

Geocaching*

Chemistry and Physics

Chem Lab
more info

Forensics

Sounds of Music

Circuit Lab

Protein Modeling

Thermodynamics

 

Technology

Mousetrap Vehicle

Aerial Scramble*

Mission Possible

Boomilever

Wright Stuff

Amazing Mechatronics*

 

Inquiry

Experimental Design

Code Busters

Fermi Questions

Write It Do It

Code Analysis*


*Wisconsin additional or substituted events. 

Team numbers for the State Tournament will be posted after the March 4th West Regional.

NOTE for the State Tournament Only: Each Division C Team must balance their chosen 23 events from the 5 Science Olympiad categories. New for 2017-2018: Each Team must choose a minimum of 3 events from each category to reach a total of 23 events. 

The Div C State Tournament in Wisconsin offers 28 events. However, a Team may only enter only 23 of these events for Team score; Team score determines a State Champion. Additional events beyond the 23 may be audited for no team score.

Important... Each Division C Team must balance their chosen 23 events from the 5 Science Olympiad categories. Each Team will choose a minimum of 3 events from each category to reach a total of 23 events. This event format has several advantages. It enables a wider variety of events to be offered in hopes of catching the interest of more students. It gives the coaches a better chance of matching their individual strengths and talents with those events. It helps to assure that one or two teams will not dominate all events. It encourages Teams to become more diversified in their preparations. It opens the possibility for teams to audit events and therefore involve more students.  By requiring teams to balance their choices within the categories they will more adequately satisfy the Science Educations Standards.

Wisconsin Science Olympiad Div C State Competition does have a system where events beyond the chosen 23 can be audited. The Audit Events do permit additional students beyond the 15 to participate ( including seniors ) and compete at the State Competition. Auditing an event gives a team a chance to not only involve more students, it gives them a chance to gain knowledge about the 5 events they have not chosen for team score. This experience is invaluable as the teams prepare to advance to National Tournament.